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Yazaki Showcases Supplier Commitment to Sustainability During 2016 Green Supplier of the Year Awards Ceremony
June 10, 2016

CANTON, Mich. – In honor of World Environment Day, Yazaki North America honored four of its suppliers at the 2016 Green Supplier of the Year Awards ceremony at the North American headquarters. These four suppliers were chosen as leaders in their respective industry, Bulk and Raw Materials, Electronics, and Routing, based on an audit conducted over the last several months. All of Yazaki 84 top suppliers in North and Central America were audited and graded on their commitment and improvement in energy consumption reduction, community service, the promotion of environmental awareness, and in the reduction in air, soil, and water pollution.

“Yazaki is dedicated to not only producing quality products for our customers but also sourcing from environmentally-conscious suppliers,” said Ken Pichla, Vice President of Strategic Purchasing, Yazaki North & Central America. “The Green Supper of the Year program is a testament of our commitment to the environment and the sustainable business model we value.”

Honored for their outstanding commitment to the environment and sustainable business practices are the 2016 Green Supplier of the Year award recipients:

  • Federal-Mogul for Bulk Material Commodity
  • DuPont for Raw Material Commodity
  • Rohm for Electronics Commodity
  • PTI Engineered Plastics for Routing Commodity

In addition DuPont was also awarded the overall Green Supplier of the Year award, Best in Class, for their outstanding accomplishments across the board.

Held in correlation with World Environmental Day, the Yazaki Green Supplier of the Year program recognizes suppliers who have made significant contributions to the preservation of the environment through their manufacturing, production, and delivery processes and have exceeded others in their effort to reduce their impact on the environment. Yazaki established this program in 2007 as the benchmark for all Yazaki companies and affiliates throughout North and Central America.

“Yazaki is committed to helping create a society capable of sustainable development, and our Green Supplier of the Year Program is an excellent example of the progress we can make when we work together,” said Pichla.

In line with Yazaki’s Fundamental Management Policy, Yazaki strives to make the world a better place and work to enrich our society through environmentally sound business activities and employee volunteerism with a commitment to the environment that spans the globe. Aside from automotive products, Yazaki produces equipment that support the efficient use of electricity, gas, solar heat, and other energy sources, as well as environmentally-friendly air-conditioning units and additional products and services aimed at reducing environmental impact to local communities.

About Yazaki

Yazaki Corporation is a global leader in the research, development, and delivery of vehicle power, data, and display for automotive applications. Yazaki produces wire harnesses, power distribution and control products, connectors, driver information displays, hybrid and electric vehicle products, and sensors. Worldwide, the company employs 279,800 people in 45 countries. Yazaki has been committed to the preservation of the environment for 75 years. The company continues this commitment today through the development of advanced electric components for hybrid electric vehicles, the promotion of recycling, and the efficient use of resources. For more information about Yazaki and its vision for a greener tomorrow, log onto

About World Environmental Day

World Environment Day is an annual event conducted by the United Nations Environment Program aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. World Environment Day activities take place all year round but climax on June 5 every year, involving everyone from everywhere. World Environment Day celebration began in 1972 and has grown to become the one of the main vehicles through which the UN stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages political attention and action. For more information visit their website at

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